Jennifer Gray says Patrick Swayze tearfully apologized before Dirty Dancing screen test

Jennifer Gray has claimed that Patrick Swayze apologized to her in tears for her to work with him on dirty Dancing.

The pair starred in the cult classic film as the love interests of Frances “Baby” Houseman and Johnny Castle.

However, Gray has recently spoken out about his lack of chemistry with Swayze, who died in 2009, saying they were “bound to be together.”

appearing in the view on Wednesday (May 4), Gray explained that he hadn’t liked working with Swayze on the 1984 film Red Dawnwhich came out three years before they worked together on dirty Dancing.

“Patrick was playing tricks on me and everyone,” Gray said. “[He was] late and the boss of all and was like macho and could not stand it. I was like, ‘Please, this guy, enough with him.

The experience had made her hesitant to star opposite Swayze in the romantic drama, and Gray described saying, “No, no, no” when her name was suggested for dirty Dancing.

“They said, ‘Oh no, but he’s a dancer.’ I know he is a dancer, I have heard the whole story, I have heard all about the dance.”

Jennifer Gray and Patrick Swayze in ‘Dirty Dancing’


However, Gray agreed to do a screen test with Swayze, who apologized to her during her chemistry reading.

“He walked me down the hall and said, ‘I love you, I love you, and I’m so sorry. And I know you don’t want me to do the movie,’” she recalled.

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“His eyes got filled with tears. And my eyes filled with tears, not for the same reason. I was like, ‘Oh, this guy is working for me.’ And he says, ‘We could kill him. We could kill him if we did this’ and I was like, ‘OK, honey.’ We walk in there and he takes me in his arms and I was like, ‘Oh boy. I’ve finished.’ There was no competition.

Gray has recently published his memoirs. out of the cornerin which she discussed her brief engagement to Johnny Depp, whom she said was “insanely jealous and paranoid.”

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